Club Coffee Welcomes Ontario Government Support for Compostable Coffee Pods in Municipal Composting Systems

Jeff Yurek

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2020 – Club Coffee welcomes the Ontario government announcement that municipalities should now include certified compostable coffee pods in their food waste diversion programs under the province’s updated Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement. “Ontario government support for compostable coffee pods including Club Coffee’s PurPod100™ is a game-changer,” said Club Coffee CEO John Pigott. “We look forward to […]

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Plastic Coffee Pods: Good, Bad, or Just Plain Ugly?

What happens to your plastic coffee pods once they’re thrown away? They’re probably going straight to a landfill — even the ones labelled “recyclable”. Professor Calvin Lakhan of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at Toronto’s York University is one of Canada’s leading experts on our waste systems. His new study, Compostable vs. Plastic Coffee Pods: […]

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Solutions for single-use plastic pollution must consider all stakeholders

The Canadian government recently announced it would be tackling the global pollution crisis with bans on single-use plastics. The details of the Canadian plan remain to be seen, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would follow the lead of the European Union with their vote to ban items that often end up littered in […]

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Compostable VS. Plastic Coffee Pods

Separating Fact From Fiction – Get answers to your questions! – Are plastic coffee pods recyclable?– Why aren’t the KCup and RealCup pods recyclable?– I thought that if I separate the lid from the plastic pod, and dump out the coffee, I can put it in my Blue Bin? – Why do some manufacturers advertise that […]

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Tackling the Single-Use Plastics Crisis One Compostable Coffee Pod at a Time

Published in: National Post Circular Economy Special Insert —————————————————————————– Single-use plastics are now seen as a global crisis. Less than 10 percent of them are recycled. The rest are sent to landfills, dumped into lakes and oceans, burned for energy with its own environmental implications, or shipped to countries like the Philippines that are now pushing […]

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